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Black Cultural Center

Identifier: RG 05-5.50

Scope and Contents

Records of the Black Cultural Center include planning materials, programming and event notices, correspondence and administrative files.


  • created: 1979-


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the collection other than federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Use

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.


3.00 boxes_(general)

Language of Materials



In 1983, Berea College established the Black Cultural Center (BCC) with the philosophy that true integration and equality cannot happen without awareness, understanding, and appreciation of black culture. Over three decades later, the philosophical foundation of the Black Cultural Center has not changed and it continues to support the historic commitments of Berea College – in particular the commitment: “To assert the kinship of all people and to provide interracial education with a particular emphasis on understanding and equality among blacks and whites as a foundation for building community among all peoples of the earth.” The mission of the Black Cultural Center is to provide services that support the needs of African American people at Berea College including co-curricular programs, leadership development, intercultural/interracial understanding opportunities, academic excellence strategies, and other experiences. The Center also provides services to support the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black students.

Arrangement Note

Arrangement of materials is roughly by date.

Related Materials

Berea College Photographic Archives

BCA 0254 Berea College Vertical Files

Processing Information

Guide created March 2018 with the assistance of Caitlin Hodgson, Archives Student Assistant.

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US